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Crisis in Sudan Darfur Genocide
Darfur/Sudan – genocide on a massive scale
From the Save Darfur Coalition:
“The emergency in Sudan’s western region of Darfur presents the starkest challenge to the world since the Rwanda genocide in 1994. A government-backed Arab militia known as ‘Janjaweed’ has been engaging in campaigns to displace and wipe out communities of African tribal farmers.
“Villages have been razed, women and girls are systematically raped and branded, men and boys murdered, and food and water supplies targeted and destroyed. Government aerial bombardments support the ‘Janjaweed’ by hurling explosives as well as barrels of nails, car chassis and old appliances from planes to crush people and property. Tens of thousands have died. Well over a million people have been driven from their homes, and only in the past few weeks have humanitarian agencies gained limited access to some of the affected region.
“Mukesh Kapila, the former United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Sudan, said on March 19, 2004 that the violence in Darfur is ‘more than a conflict, it's an organized attempt to do away with one set of people.’ The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has issued its first ever genocide emergency. John Prendergast of International Crisis Group warns, - We have not yet hit the apex of the crisis.”
“The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that 350,000 people or more could die in the coming months. Ongoing assessments by independent organizations such as Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) suggest that USAID’s estimate may be conservative. If aid is denied or unavailable, as many as a million people could perish.
“Lives are hanging in the balance on a massive scale.”
The editors of Accountability-Central believe that the events in Darfur need to be kept in focus --- there must be an end to this tragedy that is occurring each and every day. There must be a return to accountability on the part of Sudan’s Government. This section will focus on news and commentary and background research including lists of those organizations that are working to provide direct aid to the people of Darfur; those lobbing the UN for action; and others that are applying economic and shareholder pressure to those companies and corporations that are doing business in Sudan or supporting the government that is allegedly behind these terrible atrocities. There is a strong measure of “corporate and institutional accountability” in these tragic events.
Latest on Crisis in Sudan Darfur Genocide
January 7, 2013 Rival Sudanese leaders agree to buffer zone, againSource: EuroNews.com
The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan have again committed themselves to setting up a buffer zone along their disputed border. President al-Bashir of Sudan and Salva Kiir of South Sudan had originally agreed last September to...
December 21, 2012 Sudan and South Sudan in 2013: Rise or fall togetherSource: CNN
Eighteen months after the secession of South Sudan, its future is still tied to its northern neighbor and former mother country. In 2013, Sudan and South Sudan will rise or fall together. If the two can overcome their rancor and...
December 13, 2012 Clooney: Village burnings in Sudan a war crimeSource: Salon.com
George Clooney is trying to highlight satellite evidence from a U.S.-based anti-genocide group that 26 villages in Sudan were intentionally set on fire last month. The American actor and activist said Thursday that destroying a...
November 27, 2012 South Sudan says Sudan poses new obstacle to oil salesSource: Reuters
Sudan has put a new obstacle in the way of allowing its land-locked southern neighbor to pipe its oil to the Red Sea, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said on Monday, dashing plans to revive production after an 11-month...
Source: Albany Tribune
As politicians wrangle ahead of an early December deadline over the still-disputed status of the oil-rich region of Abyei, straddling the border of Sudan and South Sudan, local church leaders appeal for help in the face of a...
November 19, 2012 Bashir’s Juba visit undermines justice principles: S. Sudanese groupSource: Sudan Tribune
As South Sudan prepares to host the much-hyped presidential summit, a local think tank insists the Sudanese President’s visit to Juba largely ignores the principles of Justice, as both countries will try to revive their economies...
November 16, 2012 Sudan: Yellow Fever Is Killing Dozens of Citizens in DarfurSource: All Africa.com
The Darfur conflict and genocide of nine years has been was widely publicized: the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, widespread sexual assaults, and the displacement of millions from their homes to camps with...
November 14, 2012 Bernard-Henri Lévy on Sudan’s Forgotten WarSource: The Daily Beast
After years of war in Sudan, Bernard-Henri Lévy asks Yasir Arman, secretary-general of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement, what the world can do to stop the violence.
November 12, 2012 Sudan - Race-Based Violence and TortureSource: All Africia
The Sudanese government is involved in grave human rights violations against blacks in the Nuba Mountains and other areas. The state is also targeting human rights defenders and other activists for speaking out against the...
November 5, 2012 U.N. says Sudan forces blocked access to site of Darfur attackSource: Chicago Tribune
KHARTOUM - Sudanese government forces have blocked international peacekeepers accessing the site of an alleged attack that killed up to 10 civilians in the western Darfur region, the peacekeepers said. Tribal fighting, banditry...
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